Thursday, November 3, 2011
my new "art"
So...I've been wanting to get some large artwork for above my fireplace (which needs a ton of work but I won't go into that), but didn't want to pay the large artwork prices. Plus, nothing I found I liked. So I knew I wanted to DIY something. So, we hit up Michaels when their canvases were 40% off, so this big one was $30 I think.
By the by, it seemed HUGE in the store, but much smaller when we got it home. Still, it was pretty cheap so I can't complain!
Basically, I used plain old masking tape to make a cool design, then spray painted (Valspar Ocean something or other) over the tape. (idea found here.)
It was really fun peeling off the tape! Sadie got a kick out of it, too.
For a grand total of $35 or so, we got a cool modern pattern art. I love it! What do you think? Do you like to DIY your "art", or leave it up to the actual artists? ;}
Also sorry about the crudtastic pictures. Our living room is literally like a cave. Almost zero natural light.